Hogarth wins again

This is a partial press release of Hogarth’s SCGA Mid-Am Championship, courtesy of the SCGA:

TIM HOGARTH OF NORTHRIDGE WINS 24TH SCGA MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP BY EIGHT SHOTS

MISSION VIEJO, April 24 Tim Hogarth came into the 24th Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) Mid-Amateur Championship at Mission Viejo Country Club feeling confident with good reason, it turned out. The 40-year-old Northridge resident fired a 2-under-par in todays final round to win his second SCGA Mid-Amateur title by a record eight shots.

Hogarth — winner of the 2004 SCGA Amateur, 1999 California Amateur (the same year he won his other SCGA Mid-Amateur title) and 1996 U.S. Amateur Public Links titles, along with numerous other prestigious events — was the only player to finish under par for each round, shooting 70-71-70 211 , 5 under par over the 6,943 yard Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed layout that was dubbed Mission Impossible when it opened in 1967.

John Pate of Santa Barbara finished a distant second at 219 after posting his third consecutive round of 73 in the two-day, 54-hole event for amateur golfers age 25 and higher. David Bartman of Los Angeles finished third at 219, two shots in front of three-time SCGA Amateur champion and 200- SCGA Mid-Am winner Scott McGihon of Bermuda Dunes.

I wasnt surprised, said Hogarth after his round, which included an eagle 3 on the eighth hole and three birdies. I generally know coming in how may game is going to feel and I had a lot of confidence this week after preparing with my long-time instructor, Randy Petersen.

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Hogarth leads SCGA Mid-Amateur

Here’s a partial release from the SCGA:

TIM HOGARTH OPENS FOUR-SHOT LEAD AT 24TH SCGA MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

MISSION VIEJO, April 23 Tim Hogarth of Northridge had never seen Mission Viejo Country Club until today when he teed off in the 24th Southern California Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship, but it has quickly moved up the list of his favorite courses.

The 40-year-old Hogarth — who won this event in 1999, the same year he captured the California Amateur Championship — shot rounds of 70-71 — 141 and has a four-shot lead over James Meyer of Dana Point heading into the final round, which begins at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday). A total of 45 players made the cut by shooting 157 or better. The leaders will tee off at approximately 9:30 a.m. Live scoring will be at www.scga.org.

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